Sunday, February 14, 2016

We walk into a museum (and find suggestions of bars)

Dasasa at the Nelson-Atkins
 When we visited the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, MO, we were impressed by the contributions the liquor industry has made to the world of art. This work, Dasasa, created by the Nigerian artist, El Anatsui, was particularly impressive:
materials used for Dasasa
His materials? Liquor bottle caps and copper wire.
scale of artwork

Fortunately, not all art is created after the spirits are gone. This covered tankard made by the John Dwight factory in England (between 1685 and 1690) showed that you could be artistic while still holding your beer.

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